The 11th annual City Hop showcases a collection of luxe Downtown homes. Photos contributed by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation

Ever wondered what it's like to live Downtown?

At City Hop, an urban home tour sponsored by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, visitors get more than just a peek inside a collection of elegant condos and lofts. Homeowners and foundation volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and share a bit of history about each property, said Kevin Wood, a foundation board member.

"We do have a variety of places on the tour, and with the (real estate) slowdown in the whole country, one of the benefits is we have more lived-in units than in the past," Wood said.

This year's tour is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features lived-in, for-sale and for-rent units in 10 urban living spaces. "We have the high-rise condos, old buildings, new buildings," Wood said.

The City Hop festivities kick off Friday night with dinner parties hosted by residents and an after-hours party on the rooftop of The Brunson at 145 N. High Street. Tickets for the parties and the tour can be purchased in advance at www.columbuslandmarks.org. Tour tickets also will be sold Saturday at Neighborhood Launch, 45 N. 4th St.

Proceeds from the tour go to the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes the preservation of historic architecture and neighborhoods.

Click here to see more photos --Dana Wilson